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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-11 10:36 PM
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Feds take over Contra Costa police scandal probe
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

(06-03) 19:09 PDT MARTINEZ -- The FBI has taken over the investigation into a widening police scandal in Contra Costa County that has already led to the arrests of three law enforcement officers and has authorities looking into allegations that one of the men was running a brothel, officials said Friday.

District Attorney Mark Peterson said his office's budget and staffing had been stretched thin by a five-month probe that has grown to cover "multiple cities and counties, multiple police officers, multiple police agencies, and has crossed state lines."

Peterson said "threats" had arisen as Contra Costa law enforcement agencies pursued the investigation, but he would not elaborate.

Bringing in the federal government, he said, will ensure the appearance of an independent investigation.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/0...
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-11 11:00 PM
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